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Title:BATTLE OF EGYPT; MESSAGE RECEIVED; 6 TON ANSWER TO STUKA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 257/5-7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activity in the Western Desert.
Description: AYY 257/5. 7 September. Further section from Life in the Tanks, continued from AYY 257/1. The tank commander sets his course. Stuka raid.
AYY 257/6. 7 September. A reconstruction showing how wireless helps to locate enemy anti-tank screens. A message from the tanks comes into the Signal Office, 133rd Infantry Brigade HQ where it is received by a telephone operator. The message is passed by a runner to the Intelligence Officer in his dugout. The Intelligence Officer contacts the Adjutant of the Field Battery, Royal Artillery and gives him the information. The enemy position is plotted and orders are given for the 25 pounder gun to fire.
AYY 257/7. 6 September. A Vickers Mark VI light tank fitted with four Besa machine guns arrives on a transporter at 23rd Armoured Brigade HQ as a new anti-aircraft weapon. Interior of the tank, showing the guns. The guns fire. One jams and has to be cleared.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Flack (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Hopkinson, Peter Richard Gunton1920-06-272007-06-28Hopkinson started him career in the film industry at the age of 16 as a clapper boy at Ealing Studios, then working at Denham Studios. He volunteered for overseas service in 1941and was an AFPU photographer and informant in the "Wartime Filming" interview project. He was sent to Persia initially to make a film about getting supplies through to Russia and made many other films in the Western Desert. He joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). His career after the war was mainly filming documentaries and his last documentary was Whickers War, made in 2004. (Production individual)
Windows, J C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, 23rd Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 133rd Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)